New Enrolment - 2016

Admission Requirements

Announcement for admission is made via the media every year as soon as the Cambridge O/L results are out. The application forms are released after the result of GCE O/L, IGCSE and SSC are produced. The form should be returned within the allocated period, along with the required documents.

Admission Criteria

Applicants should:

  1. have achieved passes (‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ Grade) in a total of five subjects at GCE O/L, IGCSE and SSC examination taken after 1st May 2014. These five passes should include passes in either Dhivehi or Islamic Studies and minimum 2 subjects from the same stream.
    • Commerce stream subjects include Account, Commerce, Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics.
    • Science stream subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
    • Arts stream subjects include History and Geography. However, if a pass is obtained in either History or Geography, a pass in one of subjects from English Language, English Literature, Economics and Mathematics will be considered as the second subject.
  2. be well-disciplined. Student’s conduct given in the leaving certificate of the former school and any other reports of conduct (if required) obtained by this Centre would be considered when granting admission into CHSE.
  3. not have reached the age of 19 by June of the year of admission to CHSE.
  4. not be married or have had marital commitment in the past.
  5. not be admitted or have been enrolled to study for higher-secondary education in any government school or institution.

Applications may be rejected if there are more eligible applicants than available places. Being eligible to study at CHSE simply means that your application will be considered.

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Selection Criteria

If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available places, a score will be calculated for each applicant, which will be used to make the selection.

The score is calculated for 8 subjects (4 compulsory subjects + 4 other subjects with highest result) in the same way as that for O/L National Top Ten calculation (using a scale of 12 points for ‘A’ Grade, 9 points for ‘B’ Grade and 7 points for ‘C’ Grade).

The applicants with the highest score will be selected first, followed by the next highest and so on until all the available places are filled.

Subjects Offered at CHSE

  1. COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  2. a) Dhivehi - is compulsory for local students. It is taught for the national Higher Secondary school Certificate (HSC) curriculum. The HSC exam is offered after completion of Grade 12.

    b) Islamic Studies - is compulsory for local students. It is taught for the national Higher Secondary school Certificate (HSC) curriculum. The HSC exam is offered after completion of Grade 12.

    c) IGCSE O’Level English - is compulsory for students who did not pass in O’Level English (below ‘C’ grade).

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  3. ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  4. These are subjects that are taught for Advanced Level curriculum of Edexcel International, UK. Elective subjects offered in different streams are given in Table 1.

    Table 1: Elective subjects offered in each stream

    SCIENCE STREAM SUBJECTS COMMERCE STREAM SUBJECTSARTS STREAM SUBJECTS
    Biology (BIOL)Accounting (ACCT)History (HIST)
    Chemistry (CHEM)Business Studies (BUSS)Geography (GEOG)
    Physics (PHYS)Economics (ECON)Economics (ECON)
    Mechanics (MECH)Statistics (STAT)Statistics (STAT)
    Statistics (STAT) .English Literature (LIT)

    Note:
    MECH comprises of 4 units of Core Mathematics and 2 units of Mechanics.

    STAT comprises of 4 units of Core Mathematics and 2 units of Statistics.

    Elective subjects are offered as combinations of three subjects (Table 2). Prerequisite for an elective subject is an O’Level pass (A to C grade) in the subject you wish to take.

    Table 2: Permitted Combinations of Elective Subjects

    Science Stream

    S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
    BIO MECH BIOL BIOL BIOL
    CHEM CHEM CHEM MECH CHEM
    PHYS PHYS STAT PHYS MECH

    Commerce Stream

    C1 C2 C3 C4
    ACCT ACCT ACCT STAT
    BUSS BUSS STAT BUSS
    ECON STAT ECON ECON

    Arts Stream

    A1 A2 A3
    HIST HIST HIST
    GEO GEO GEO
    ECON LIT STAT

    You cannot choose a combination which contains subjects in which you have failed or got below ‘C’ pass at O’Level.

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    3. OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

    These are subjects offered to students who wish to study an additional subject. Students are allowed to study only ONE optional subject.

    Optional subjects offered in 2016 are given in Table 3.

    Table 3: Optional subjects offered in 2016

    Optional Subject Description O/L pre-requisite Offered with
    Mechanics (MECH) Edexcel A’Level subject ‘A’ grade in O/L Math S1 combination only.
    Statistics (STAT) Edexcel A’Level subject ‘A’ grade in O/L Math S1, C1, A1 or A3 combinations
    Economics (ECON) Edexcel A’Level subject ‘A’ grade in O/L Econ S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, C2, A1, A3 combinations
    Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Cambridge ESOL subject ‘A’ grade in O/L English All combinations
    Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Cambridge ESOL subject ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade in O/L Engl. All combinations

    The classes of all optional subjects will be held out of the regular session time.

    The following requirements must be met by the student every semester in order to continue studying the optional subject at CHSE.

    • A minimum of 90% attendance in the optional subject every semester.

    • A minimum of 50% marks in the optional subject every semester.

    Marks of optional subjects will be considered in the calculation of the average in the report book.

    Students who did not pass in O/L English are not offered an optional subject as they have to study IGCSE O/L English as an additional subject.

    Limited seats are available in all optional subjects. Hence, students will be selected on merit basis using the score in SELECTION CRITERIA.

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